Tuesday, October 4, 2016

What You Might Not Know About Me

I thought it would be fun to jump back into the blog with some things you probably don't know about me.

You Can Find Me Doing the Following On Any Random Day
  • Talking about my dogs, food, or random ramblings.
  • Working on my "crafts" for my shop. People think I'm weird when I say I'd rather be in my PJ's crafting, but I've turned down a few weekend nights out because I really just enjoy being home and crafting binging on too much Freeform TV.

  • Watching the Disney Channel.. any day of the week. I am not ashamed!
  •  Listening to Disney Music... at work... in my car.. any time.
  • Random spontaneous weekend traveling with my husband.
  • Talking to my dogs like they are real people... aren't they?
  • Singing and making up my own songs on the daily. (Like when I am driving, and people cut me off, I will be the one to make an entire song about it the rest of the drive)
Embrace the weird, ya'll!

What's something you do, that's out of the ordinary?

Monday, October 3, 2016

Just updated some new items in the shop! Especially for you Pumpkin Spice Lovers! (I know it's my personal favorite ;)
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

My Favorite Little Things About Fall

I know, I know. I haven't been around much around in the blogger world and my posts seem to keep starting off with things like Sorry, haven't been around in a while, and I promise I will catch up soon. Who knew owning your own online business would take up so much of my time. *Insert sarcasm here* I couldn't be more thankful and grateful for all the love and support for my business and that's really the reason I am not blogging as much as usual. Between my full time job, and wanting to have somewhat of a social life, there's not much room for it. I try to keep up with my blogging friends as much as possible though! You guys are the reason I even wanted to blog in the first place! So now on to the fun stuff!

Fall weather changes are a favorite for me. Even though I live in Southern California and we don't really get the real "FALL weather," it is still my favorite time of year because of the events that follow:

1. September Football
Although I am not huge into football. Something about having your friends come over to watch the games and setting out fun snacks just warms my heart.

2. Fall Decor 
The colors of Fall are my favorite! They are so welcoming and warming. It's also fun to come up with new Fall decor that you can make yourself. I know this is taking it back to the start of my blog, but projects like this DIY Skull and pumpkin topiaries are fun to do!

3. Halloween
 The candy, the costumes, the fun! Whether you choose your own costume or you make your own, something about dressing up is so fun. Last year I shared how to make your own Pumpkin decor.

4. Pumpkin everything
I get excited every year when the PSL comes out! Because that means fall is here! I also love finding all the best pumpkin recipes like Pumpkin muffins and pumpkin roll ups!

5. Thanksgiving
The food and hanging out with family are my two favorites about Thanksgiving. Being in a food coma for a few days is so worth it when you are hanging out with loved ones.

6. Black Friday
It's been tradition now to go shopping with my in-laws on Black Friday. It's actually pretty fun, browsing around the mall, finding some great deals, and going to lunch with them. It's something I look forward to every year.

7. Christmas
Who doesn't love Christmas. I love the decor, the baking, the gathering of friends and family and of course the gift giving. I shared some unique Christmas decor and I shared one of my favorite recipes that my mom and I bake together every year and is a fan favorite. SWD has some great gifts in our shop! And we can customize ANYTHING for you at no additional cost! SWD also has baby items! So head on over to check out our products!
8. New Years
The celebration and start of the New Year! Plus, many get engaged on New Years! (Plus I have an engagement box for those who get engaged and it would make a great gift!)


Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekend Shenanigans

I never thought I would be so excited for the weekend to get shit done. This past weekend I literally ADULTED so hard. Because we are leaving for two weeks to Alaska, I wanted to start packing, laundry, clean the house (I love coming home to a clean house), and spend some time working on new designs for my business. I spent some major time buying new props to take photos of my products with. I am so excited for my new flat lays! (I guess this is what adulting is like? Getting excited over a flat lay.)

I spent some time with instagram stories over the weekend. So you can see behind the scenes, what goes into an instagram post, and special coupon codes will be featured there! I've been majorly working on photography for my business, and it's both fun and frustrating at the same time. What do you think?

You can get your very own BOSS BABE travel mug here. (& Yes, it's BPA free!) 
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My girlfriend got engaged to her Englishman over the weekend and I of course had to make her a goody basket perfect for your newly engaged friends or family! (Who doesn't want to show off that new bling with these goodies?)

Purchase your very own Engagement Gift box with 5 items here.

Which one is your favorite? Sound off in the comments.

In the meantime, I will be out of town until September 2nd! I cannot wait for our travel adventures! I'll be posting as much as possible on Instagram, so make sure to check me out!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wedding Color Palette

When I originally started planning our wedding, I knew I wanted to incorporate my favorite color. (Tiffany Blue) I was very particular of the color. I didn't want turquoise or baby blue, I wanted a mint/tiffany blue. I had all these great ideas on decor and once I continued planning I thought it would be fun to incorporate my other favorite color into the mix. (Coral).  

As a graphic designer, I love colors that compliment each other, and being that Tiffany Blue and Coral are on the opposite sides of the color wheel, I knew it was the perfect match. I love how they make each other pop!

Now that I was able to incorporate my two favorite colors into our wedding, I was even more excited than when I first started planning! (Is that even possible?)  I originally wanted Tiffany blue dresses and coral flowers, but I loved the coral dresses we found and had to switch it up. The color and design was so beautiful.

I love the bright dresses with the shimmering stones. I knew I wanted something completely different than the normal wedding trends. I wanted flashy dresses.  Because my wedding dress was sweetheart, I wanted my bridesmaids to match. So we found their dresses in sweetheart style as well.  I gifted them these pretty matching bracelets I found on this etsy shop, AMI Designs

At first I wanted to have Tiffany Blue in my bouquet, but I love the color against the girls dresses (and plus I am a total Bling Bride.) So I chose to have a rhinestoned bouquet and my girls had the Tiffany Blue.

I love how well the two colors compliment each other, and because we had a summer wedding (July) I wanted it to be fun and pop!

I wanted my Flower girl and ring bearer pillows to match too! I couldn't find the photo I have of them, but here's one off her site.  I changed the grey to be Tiffany Blue.
 Ordered from CutieButtsBoutique, however I am not sure if she still makes them.

What are your two favorite colors that compliment each other? I'd love to hear about it! Sound off in the comments!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My Pinterest Inspired Wedding

Nowadays Pinterest has pretty much taken over the world. Not a day goes by where I don't check up on pinterest to see some inspiration!  When I was planning my wedding, I went to pinterest for ideas, inspiration, and motivation! I will share with you my inspiration and then my actual wedding! It's so cool how everything comes together after all that planning!

I searched forever for these inspiration dresses and found out they were between $300-400 each, so I went on a hunt to find something just as beautiful for a huge fraction of the price!  My girls dresses were found in downtown LA for $80 per dress.

This was also another inspo for hair:

And then I had my inspiration for my nails for my Bachelorette Cruise!

I hope you enjoyed my inspirations! You can totally make your "pinterest wedding" come true! Whether you DIY everything or not!  Check out my Etsy shop for some wedding-related items, and I can help make your pinterest wedding come to life! 

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Friday, July 22, 2016

In Case You Wanted To Know..

In case you wanted to know what the heck has been going on in my life, I decided to write and catch you all up.  So a LOT has happened over the past month. 

I will start by letting you know, my brother-in-law got called up to the Big Leagues two weeks ago so we took a last minute trip to Boston to watch his games. I had never been to Boston so it was a fun mini vacation. We got to be tourists for the weekend which was fun!
We saw all the pretty buildings that the city had, went to the Cheers bar, Fenway Park (of course!), got to hang out on the Green Monster, ate at Wahlburgers, and saw everything the city had to offer!

It was such a neat and historical city and I would love to go back! My BIL pitched a game which was great to watch! Since he is the new one on the team, he has to wear a Pokemon backpack around the team.

We are heading to Oakland this weekend to watch them play and I cannot wait! Follow my little life journey on instagram @lisa_nicole22 or on twitter @mrsfloro22.


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Life's An Adventure

I have always been obsessed with photos. I even told my wedding photogorapher that I wanted ALL the photos he took. The bad, the good, the awkward, ALL of them. To me, each photo tells a different story and I remember certain moments from where it was taken. 

Since I already own a Cannon Rebel T3i that I totally LOVE, I knew I needed something I could travel with that was waterproof, and smaller so I could carry it along with me. I have wanted a GoPro for a while, but it wasn't a necessity as we didn't travel as much and I wanted to wait until I really really needed it. 

Well you guys, it happened. I took the plunge and bought one! With our recent Sea Doo purchase, our constant river trips, and our upcoming two-week Alaska vacation, I knew I wanted something I could take with me that took great photos and was compact enough to have in my purse! (I also have really wanted to hook it on to our Sea Doo to get some cool shots!) I also had No idea that it had so many awesome qualities, such as being able to view and share photos with the built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.

I spent days researching for the perfect fit. I knew I wanted a touch screen so I could view the photos and video after I took them, so that was a must! I went with the HERO4 Silver, listed at $399 on the site, however I always check Amazon for deals and found it for $359! Saving me $40 that I could use towards some fun gear (ie: Selfie stick, handlebar mount--for the sea doo! and more) I am so excited to try it out this weekend when we head to Lake Shasta to stay on a houseboat. (Which features a slide and hot tub- holla!)

I am excited for all our upcoming adventures and will be able to catch them all on camera!

P.S. If you use Amazon Prime, make sure you set up your Amazon Smile so that every purchase you make, a portion donates to your favorite charity! I chose Southern California Dachshund Relief, since it's local and I love my two dachshunds so much! It costs you nothing additional to donate and it automatically does it when you use smile.amazon.com to make your purchases.

Do you have a GoPro? If so, do you have ANY tips/tricks for me?